Just a reminder to guys I date and everyone else:
I'm black with my TWA and my dashikis.
I'm black with my love for collard greens and grits.
I'm black with my love for early-2000s R&B and Lauryn Hill and shaking my ass.
I'm black for my speaking in Ebonics and clapping my hands when I'm angry.
I'm black when I roll my neck and suck my teeth.
I'm black for my dark skinned dad and my wide-nosed brother.
I'm black for all the black men that I'm attracted to.
I'm black for my long Brazilian weave and my red flannel shirt.
I'm black with my love for sushi and spaghetti.
I'm black with my love for sixties pop and Korn and not being able to gracefully shake my ass.
I'm still black with my love for big words and being calm in conflict even though "black girls always get ratchet when they mad" and "black people don't read".
I'm still black when I cross my legs and straighten my back because "black girls can't be classy".
I'm still black with my pale skinned mother and my skinny nose.
I'm still black with all the Hispanic and Asian and white and other men that I also find attractive.
Sometimes I fit the stereotype of a black woman, and sometimes I don't. Either way, I'm proud of my black, I'm in love with all of my black brothers and sisters, and I'm never going to be your "safe black girl" to date because I AM a lot like "other black girls" (who are beautiful even if they are ratchet or whatever).
Just a reminder. Some of y'all forgot.
Peep me today with my bright ass dashiki and my weave laid.